• Literary Pursuits

    10 Cozy Reads for November

    Curling up under a fluffy blanket with a hot beverage and a good book is one of my favorite ways to combat the doldrums that tend to set in during this darkest time of the year. Remembering to be thankful and counting my blessings are also definite mood lifters. Maybe that’s why Thanksgiving comes along in November just before the…

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    Grace Livingston Hill

    One author that holds nostalgic memories for me is Grace Livingston Hill. She lived from 1865-1947 so, no, I was not reading her novels when they were first released. They were actually already very vintage by the time I was reading them in the 1980s. Grace Livingston Hill wrote over 100 novels and our public library had many of them…

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    Literary Pursuits

    Book Review: The Enchanted Barn

    My friend Heather and her family moved into a barn this summer. They really did. Isn’t it pretty? You can read about it on their family’s blog: To Sow a Seed. I’ve always thought it would be kinda cool to live in a barn. I have Grace Livingston Hill to thank for that. When I was a teen I loved Grace…

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    He’s My Hero

    I'm a girly-girl when it comes to all things automotive. I've been driving for twenty-mumble years and can count on my fingers the number of times I've put gas in a car. My husband, on the other hand, is what you might call an automotive enthusiast... which may explain why he's always been willing to get gas for me.